Friday, March 6, 2009

Heat It Up! Stamp Simply Challenge

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply #77 challenge is to pull out those heat guns and heat emboss an image that will create a card conveying SIMPLE ELEGANCE!!! I chose to emboss and repurpose a gold jewelry box, making it perfect for a gift card.
Alternate Emboss: For those of you who may not own a heat gun, you may play using a dry embossed image achieved either by hand embossing or with a folder and Cuttlebug, etc.
Keyword is ssnotime77 - There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/or your Blog, anytime. You can play as many times as you like, just remember to use the keyword! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun! Hope you play along!
For the gold embossed images I used the stamp sets, Polka Dot Basics, and Tags for Spring along with Versamark ink and SU gold embossing powder. Stamp sets, all paper and ribbon is from Papertreyink. I LOVE how the polka dots look on the box bottom! Corner tabs are made with SU word window punch and punched a second time on one end to shorten.
The monogram "s" is a JustRite preinked lower case letter! They are on sale right now for $5.00. That's right, for the entire set! What a deal! Go check it out, I love the crisp, clean letter you get EVERY time!
A quick, simple box, jazzed up with a bit of embossing, makes for a perfect gift card container.
I cannot thank Sharon enough for the opportunity to be the March Guest Designer for her Stamp Simply challenges! What an awesome team with extraordinary talent! Thank YOU, Sharon! Check out these creations from the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these designers: Barb, March Guest Designer (That's ME!) Dee Tammy Janine AJ Jennifer Julie Becky

16 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just lovely, Barb!!! SO elegant and pretty --- a FABULOUS example!!! Thank you so much and I'm so glad you'll be hanging out with us this month!!!

AJ said...

gorgeous Barb- love your project!!
glad you are joining us for the month!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful Barb...you hit the elegance part straight on! It's a wonderful little box. I love the pink, gold and black...striking color combination!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wow ... this is so stiking!! LOVE the colors and the embossing is perfect! Wouldn't have thought to do this!! Thanks for sharing! If you'd like to see mine, here's a link: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2009/03/stamp-simply-77-heat-it-up.html

Janine said...

Absolutely gorgeous Barb!! Welcome to our wonderful group of girls!! I will be looking forward to your creations!!

Jennifer Buck said...

Just beautiful, Barb! LOVE this! :)

The Rubber Maid said...

What a beauty of a box, it is lovely. Nice to see you as the guest designer for this team I always love your work. Pat

Tammy Hershberger said...

So pretty! What a great gift presentation!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the guest designer spot, Barb! When I read that on Julie's blog, I "ran"--well, finger clicked, straight here without even waiting for an email update on posting!! Love the jewelry box, definitely elegant. Have a great weekend.
Gail S.

Kacey Elliott said...

Gorgeous Barb! Love those little pink tabs. Congrats on the Guest Designer gig with Sharon - you Rock! How's that grandbaby? :D

Julie Koerber said...

So chich Barb! Love everything about this little box!! Too cute!

Heather said...

This is a very classy looking box, Barb, the gold is so rich with the black and ping accents.

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty, Barb! I love the colors!

lisa808 said...

Simply elegant!

Rose Ann said...

Your box is VERY elegant and beautiful, Barb!!

Joan Fricker said...

Barb, this is adorable! I love the colors too. Great job!

Joan